JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, introduced the Harry Potter at Home project on Wednesday. The project should "bring some magic" during lockdown. Visitors to the website receive free access to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , the first book in the series.

"Parents, teachers, and caregivers who are trying to keep kids amused and interested during lockdown may need some magic. That's why I'm happy to introduce harrypotterathome.com," Rowling tweeted.

The author hopes to bring the world of the Harry Potter character to families in this way. "For more than twenty years, Hogwarts (Hogwarts wizarding school, ed.) Has been a place to escape. In the weird time we live in now, we want to welcome you again," said a statement.

The website also provides access to assignments, craft videos, quizzes, puzzles and articles.

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